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Chapter 2, Cover

Art for our cover of book 2 is up. This is the first page I've colored where Laz has actually said he liked the page, so I'm pretty stoked.

For those that are bored, and like to hear my brag, I'll explain a some art tricks I did with the page. If you don't like to hear me brag, stop right here.

* I used different temperatures of color to differentiate the sky, golem, and apprentice. The sky is a warm yellowish color, the golem neutral, and the apprentice a cool cyan color.

* I placed the clouds at eye level to help the viewer understand how high the camera was, and the scope of the scene.

* Even though the sun is behind the golem and to its left, I have a secondary light source coming from his forward right. Rarely does a light source just illuminate one side of an object, as the light will usually bounce off some object and return towards the subject. Probably some big fluffy white cloud behind the apprentice reflecting the sun on his back.

* The highlights on the clouds are not as bright as the highlights on the golem. This is to help make them look further away with more atmosphere between them and the viewer.

* Tried to always change the level of light on a surface when it changed direction (something extremely difficult and time consuming with so many bricks involved).

Posted on 2010-11-27 at 17:43:44.
Edited on 2010-11-27 at 17:48:14 by morikahn

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A lot of work

And it really shows, great job!

Posted on 2010-11-27 at 18:38:22.

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That is glorious.

Posted on 2010-11-27 at 21:37:40.

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Anyway we could see a copy of the line art? Be nice to see a before and after xD

Posted on 2010-12-01 at 15:31:42.

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Really excellent work all around.

Posted on 2010-12-01 at 15:33:07.

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line art before colored

before and after

Posted on 2010-12-01 at 21:50:50.

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You don't really get an appreciation for the coloring until you see them side by side like that...

Posted on 2010-12-02 at 04:16:42.

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Truly deserving of an astonished Keanu "Whoah"

Read all of your OP and found it very "illuminating." Jeez, I could just stare at this for so long in rapt amazement!

Posted on 2010-12-02 at 13:03:30.

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